Manila (January 8, 2017) — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said it will help victims of Typhoon Nina that slammed Southern Tagalog last month by providing scholarships to the typhoon victims.

TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong has said TESDA is now assessing the areas devastated by the typhoon which include Mindoro, Marinduque, Batangas, Catanduanes, Legaspi, Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Sur and other parts of Southern Tagalog.

Aside from the scholarships, TESDA said that it would provide community-based training to affected residents by teaching them whatever their area could offer while the training con production project would increase their skills.

“Inaasahan natin na sa pamamagitan ng inisyatibo nating ito ay matulungan natin ang ating mga kababayan sa mga naturang lugar na makalimutan ang kanilang masamang karanasan at mas magiging madali din para sa kanila ang pagbangon,” added Mamondiong.

Mamondiong said that he would personally visit some of the affected provinces to assess what other assistance TESDA could give aside from the scholarships and skills training.

TESDA has also coordinated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to facilitate the official list of victims affected by typhoon Nina.

Typhoon “Nina” battered parts of Southern Tagalog on Christmas Day and affected 116,154 people in 395 barangays.

Just recently, Mamondiong allotted more than 100,000 scholarships in the Visayas and Bicol Region.

Mamondiong has called on those affected by the typhoon to go to the nearest district or provincial office of TESDA and enlist for the scholarship program.

Typhoon victims may also drop by the TESDA website http://www.tesda.gov.ph for more details.


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